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Aussie Grit Audiobook

Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

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Publisher's Summary

Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, went head to head for the world championship. There could be only one winner.

Since retiring from Formula One, Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America and was lucky to escape with his life.

But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world.

In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style, Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One racetrack, from his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, from scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned world champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story.

Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

©2016 Mark Webber (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    Jearz 19/10/2016
    Jearz 19/10/2016
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    "A great gritty story"

    It was a great insight into Mark's adventure in F1. Shame on Red Bull Racing

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    Joseph C. 02/10/2016
    Joseph C. 02/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story from a great driver"
    What did you like most about Aussie Grit?

    If you like F1, this is a great read about the steps it takes to reach the pinnacle of motorsport, especially for an Australian, where geography, support, and recognition are obstacles he had to face over his European counterparts.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I nearly teared up when he was going through his first F1 win, as you had heard the journey he had to battle to get there.


    Any additional comments?

    The performance was a bit up and down, some parts he sounds like he's reading off a cue card, or they replaced him with a robot.

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    Paul layden 13/09/2016
    Paul layden 13/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Bad for a Queanbeyan!"

    Enjoyed it ! found out a few things I didn't know and although I already held Mark in high esteem,found this book highlights just what a great competitor he was in F1 but also as a person driven by a goal and the love for his manager his dogs and what shaped his career path .

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    Boggy of Bucks Buckinghamshire 12/09/2016
    Boggy of Bucks Buckinghamshire 12/09/2016 Member Since 2011

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    "Somewhat disappointing"

    I love F1 and always liked Webber. It is a shame that he didn't narrate his own book because Osmond does not have the charisma of a racer and his delivery is pedestrian. I assume this is why Webber's story was a bit more of a yawn that it might have been. Certainly Mark would not gave mispronounced so many, mainly French, names and places wrong.

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    Mr_Books_123 12/08/2016
    Mr_Books_123 12/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent read"

    Originally bought the hardback and read that, liked it so much went for the audio version recently and it was a great read/listen!

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    rob 03/08/2016
    rob 03/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic."

    Loved it......fantastic inside of an F1 driver.
    definitely worth a read if you love F1.
    overall a fantastic autobiography.

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    "A journey."

    A interesting and, for the most part, informative autobiography. An enjoyable listen for any sports fan.

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    Amy 11/06/2016
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    "A must read for any F1 fans."

    Such a good insight into some of my favourite racing moments. A story well told and honest, a really good listen.

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  • Nicholas Keller
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    "Great story"

    Great story for anyone who has any interest in formula 1. Hearing the baxk story is awesome.

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  • Neb
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    "this story change my perspective of Mark Webber."

    I used to really like Mark Webber, now I realize he is just a dumb jock. he blames everyone else for his performances and wouldn't be in the racing position he has been if it wasn't for his partner Ann. the story definitely was not written by him.

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  • dale jones
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    "Loved it!!"

    I have enjoyed seeing Mark Webber on TV for many years now in Formula One and the WEC. While this book is very interesting and informative I have found it more inspirational than anything. I believe any true racing fan will enjoy this book as much as I have.

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  • Bryan Beshore
    17/06/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Marks journey before, during, and post formula 1 should inspire anyone both in Motorsport or outside of it. A true talent with grit and all. Brilliant performance Mark. Well done!

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